Specialist learning

Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher EducationBritish Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £116.00 Concession £90.00
  2. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Dh Karunavira
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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  3. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    The two major goals of ACT (a mindfulness-based approach) are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this worksh op you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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  4. Inclusive choir (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Improve your vocal ability. Compose original group vocal pieces. Listen to music from different parts of the world. Perform to an audience.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  5. Performance Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Your body and everyday objects can be sculptures - use them to create a piece of performance art.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  6. Photography
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Get skilful at taking pictures with your smartphone or digital camera. Edit your pictures by cropping and adding effects and filters. Print your pictures for people to look at in a book or an exhibition.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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